Welcome to the Collingwood CWA

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We love visitors and new members.

Our next meeting is on Monday 28th October from 6.00-8.00pm at  Number 18, Collingwood Children’s Farm, St Heliers St Abbotsford . This is the old farm house near the front gate of the Collingwood Children’s Farm. Our other summer meeting dates are Mondays 6.00-8.00pm:

  • 25th November 2019
  • No meeting in December
  • 27th January 2020
  • 24th February 2020
  • 30th March 2020

In the winter when the days are shorter, we meet at the Collingwood Library. If you’re a member, the agenda and minutes will be on the Members’ page. If you’re not a member yet, please come along and say hello. You’d be very welcome. If you’d like more info about the branch, check out what we’ve been up to on our Events page or send us an email to CollingwoodCWA@gmail.com.

 

Our friends at Collingwood Children’s Farm are throwing a party and we’ll be there, with a stall… 

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Join us as we celebrate 40 years of fun at the Collingwood Children’s Farm!

Fill your picnic basket with delicious food from the Meathsmith BBQ, Melbourne Farmer’s Market stalls

and local beer and wine, then kick back on the lawn to the sweet sounds of…

EMMA DONOVAN AND THE PUTBACKS * JESS RIBEIRO * SAINT JUDE

THE BURNT SAUSAGES * THE ORBWEAVERS * THE OOKERPOOKERS (ft. Liam Gerner)

COLD GOLD * AMADOU JALY SUSO * FARM HAND BUSH BAND * COSTA (GARDENING AUSTRALIA) AS MC

+ MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED 

With activities for all ages including storytelling and workshops in the barn and producers’ table talks,

get the gang together and come down to help us celebrate!

ADULTS – $45 | CHILD (5-12) – $20 | CHILD (UNDER 5) – FREE

FAMILY (2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN) – $90

Limited early-bird tickets available until 1 September (or allocation exhausted) at $10 off adult/$20 off family prices! 

Tickets from Trybooking

 

 

Another chance to hear from Rachel Carey about the future of Melbourne’s foodbowl

… And meet our lovely sister branch in Alphington over tea and cake. 

 

CWA Alphington 2019 High Tea Poster

 

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Melbourne’s foodbowl can’t be taken for granted

Rachel Carey headshotRachel Carey from Melbourne University was a special guest at our meeting on the 29th July. She talked with us about the crisis facing our foodbowls and what must be done to protect agricultural land as it comes under increasing pressures.

We had a great turnout, including members from our sister CWA branches and our neighbourhood. Over tea and home-baked goodies, Rachel talked to us about the importance of Victorian farms in supplying food to all of us in cities and regional areas, and the alarming risks that are emerging to farm livelihoods and our local fresh food supply. Rachel is one of the authors of a new report that outlines a vision and roadmap for preserving Melbourne’s foodbowl for current and future generations as a fundamental building block in a healthy, resilient, sustainable and fair food system.large

This roadmap was developed through a collaborative process involving a wide range of stakeholders. Five key areas of policy action underpin a resilient and sustainable city foodbowl – farmland protection, farm viability, water access, nutrient recycling and sustainable farming.

We will be doing more work to highlight this important issue across the CWA of Victoria and the wider community. Please email us if you would like to get involved.

 

 

Collingwood Food Swap

Got more veggies, fruit or herbs than you can eat? Come and meet your neighbours and swap your surplus on Saturday morning. Dates below.

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Collingwood CWA is a wholehearted supporter of the Uluru Statement From the Heart.

We believe it is a powerful and moving Statement and should be read by as many Australians as possible. We support the campaign for a First Nations Voice: Put it to the People.

High Res Photo Uluru Statement

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A free heart-shaped shortbread with each copy…

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See more pics of our info stall at Collingwood Children’s Farm in our photo gallery. We had a couple of special visitors…

Read more about what we’ve been up to and what we’ve got planned on our Events page.

 
 

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